The short answer is: “A mold inspection is when a person looks for mold growth in a building.” To give you a better understanding of what mold inspections should and need to include, here are important factors to consider for mold inspections.
The most common reasons for mold inspections include:
If a specific water problem resulted in mold growth in a specific area, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need a mold inspection. For example, if a roof leak has resulted in moldy ceiling tiles, then simply fixing the roof leak and replacing the ceiling tiles may be all that is necessary.
Mold inspections are a subset of investigations called “Indoor Air Quality” (IAQ) Investigations. These investigations look at the broader question: “What irritants are present in the air causing discomfort to the occupants?” If you are having a mold inspection because you feel ill when you are in a certain building or room, you might consider whether other irritants may be causing the discomfort and include these in the investigation.